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Old 08-10-2002, 10:07 PM
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1986 300E owners manual

Hi, i was wondering if any of you could tell me where to find a 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300E owners manual, as i have just bought one used that does not include the manual. any input is appreciated. Thanks
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Old 08-11-2002, 12:12 AM
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Try your local dealership. The one near me saves the manuals and other stuff they find in cars that are traded in that they scrap, or cars that get written off by insurance and the like. They have a small library for their customers. I think they also appear on EBay now and then too. Good luck, Jim
1986 Euro 190E 2.3-16 (291,000 miles),
1998 E300D TurboDiesel, 231,000 miles -purchased with 45,000,
1988 300E 5-speed 252,000 miles,
1983 240D 4-speed, purchased w/136,000, now with 222,000 miles.
2009 ML320CDI Bluetec, 89,000 miles

1971 220D (250,000 miles plus, sold to father-in-law),
1975 240D (245,000 miles - died of body rot),
1991 350SD (176,560 miles, weakest Benz I have owned),
1999 C230 Sport (45,400 miles),
1982 240D (321,000 miles, put to sleep)
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Old 08-11-2002, 10:11 AM
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call mbusa. they might still have them. they sent me a brand new one for mine for $10.
1993 300e-2.8
- gone now <sigh>
"Do not adjust your mind, it's reality that's malfunctioning"
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Old 08-12-2002, 01:00 PM
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I see that lists one for $29.95. Just enter your year, make and model and you'll see "86 300E owners manual by Mercedes" listed as one of the options. I bought an engine service manual ($79.95) as well as the CDROM set ($159.95) from these guys. Some time earlier, I bought the CDROM set for my 450SL from MBUSA, and found that books4cars ships more quickly than MBUSA for about the same price. One note, though... I always think when I order a manual that I am going to get a nice new, clearly printed copy, even though its old content. I've found, though, on these old manual (even on CDROM) what you get is very cleary a hastily done photocopy. In the case of my engine manual, it came in a binder with a "slip-in" cover page, and some of the pages were inserted out of order. So if you just want the "content" of the owner manual, use MBUSA or one of these aftermarket guys. If you really want the handsome printed manual, either buy one used or make darn sure in ordering one from MB or books4cars that they're going to send you a real manual and not a blurry photocopy.
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Old 08-12-2002, 05:14 PM
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Try (They're a MB recycling biz/phone # is on the site, ask for Pat)
I got a manual for my '92 190E from them. I called up, he found it while he had me on the phone. I had it in my hands in 2-3 days. Great service, selection and price. I think it was $15, but don't quote me.

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